Thanks so much for your participation in Mitchell Hamline’s Mentorship Program. This month we’re focusing on resilience and growth mindset. Our mentorship program endeavors to focus on skills and experiences that help those in the legal profession succeed. If you have other traits that helped you succeed, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We can use your ideas as discussion topics in future newsletters.
With best wishes for the holidays,
Tessa, Allison, and Sharon
During December, we worked on ensuring mentors and mentees had connected. If you’ve had a difficult time meeting or reaching your mentor or mentee, please let us know. We want to make sure the program is working well for you.
On the evening of January 28th, we’ll host Mentorship Program Spring Semester Kickoff at the law school. Students can join their mentors and learn about launching and fulfilling their career path and goals. We’ll have beverages, appetizers, and good conversation. This event is also intended to complement career-related events in the spring by giving students information about how to start their career and meet their career-related goals.
Attendance is capped, so please register as soon as you’re able.
December Suggested Activities and Articles
Listen to Podcast Episode 1: Mindset – The Key to Success in Law School (Law School Toolbox)
Advancing Your Career with Grit, a Growth Mindset and Relationships (The Legal Intelligencer)
Review the discussion questions below with one or more of your classmates or another person you know in the you know. Do you agree with their viewpoints or not? Why?
Pose any of the resilience or growth mindset questions in the discussion points section to your mentor.
Do you have a growth or fixed mindset? Has that changed over time? Why?
Have you worked with colleagues who had growth or fixed mindsets? How did you know? What were the consequences of those mindsets?
Do you consider yourself to be resilient? Why or why not?
Talk about a time when you’ve displayed resilience.
Talk about a time when you could have been more resilient? How do you think that would have helped you?
You are always welcome to contact us with questions, sugestions, or feedback.
Tessa Boury ’05
Assistant Director, Career and Professional Development
Allison Burke ’09
Alumni and Donor Engagement Officer
Program Administrator and Career Counselor